Healthy Work: Stress, Productivity, and the Reconstruction Of Working Life

Published on Apr 12, 1992
Robert Karasek37
Estimated H-index: 37
(UCPH: University of Copenhagen),
Töres Theorell76
Estimated H-index: 76
Suggests a strategy for redesigning jobs to reduce unnecessary stress and improve productivity and job satisfaction.
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Published on 2019in BMC Public Health2.57
Charlotta Nilsen4
Estimated H-index: 4
(KI: Karolinska Institutet),
Ross Andel30
Estimated H-index: 30
(USF: University of South Florida)
+ 1 AuthorsIngemar Kåreholt32
Estimated H-index: 32
(KI: Karolinska Institutet)
Increasing life expectancy has made understanding the mechanisms underlying late-life health and function more important. We set out to investigate whether trajectories of change in psychosocial working conditions are associated with late-life physical function. Two Swedish surveys, linked at the individual level, were used (n = 803). A psychosocial job exposure matrix was used to measure psychosocial working conditions during people’s first occupation, as well as their occupation every five yea...
Published on Jan 3, 2019in International Journal of Mental Health Systems1.99
Thi Thu Thuy Tran1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Hanoi University),
Ngoc Bich Nguyen (Hanoi University)+ 6 AuthorsThuy Quynh Nguyen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Hanoi University)
Background Hospital nurses are exposed to various work-related factors that may be associated with increased risk of developing different mental disorders. Empirical evidence on the prevalence and correlates of individual mental health problems such as stress, anxiety and depression is widely reported, while a combined pattern of these conditions is unknown. This study aims to examine the co-occurrence of stress, anxiety and depression among clinical nurses, and to explore socio-demographic char...
Published on Dec 1, 2019in BMC Public Health2.57
Margo Ketels (UGent: Ghent University), Dirk De Bacquer68
Estimated H-index: 68
(UGent: Ghent University)
+ 4 AuthorsEls Clays35
Estimated H-index: 35
(UGent: Ghent University)
Background In the current labour system many workers are still exposed to heavy physical demands during their job. In contrast to leisure time physical activity (LTPA), occupational physical activity (OPA) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and all-cause mortality, termed “the physical activity (PA) health paradox”. In order to gain more insight into the PA health paradox, an exploration of structural preventive measures at the workplace is needed and therefore objec...
Published on Dec 1, 2019in BMC Public Health2.57
Vicki L. Kristman , Jessica Lowey (Lakehead University)+ 2 AuthorsSilva Sawula
Poor psychosocial work environments, such as those with low psychological support and high demands, can be harmful to the mental health of workers. In Canada, the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard) provides a comprehensive framework for organizations to identify hazards that may contribute to the psychological harm of employees. This study examines the association between a multi-faceted community intervention, the Superior Mental Wellness @ Wor...
Published on Apr 1, 2019in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders2.00
Istvan Balogh33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Lund University),
Inger Arvidsson13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Lund University)
+ 4 AuthorsCatarina Nordander23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Lund University)
Background We have previously reported quantitative exposure-response relationships between physical exposures recorded by technical methods, and complaints and diagnoses in the neck/shoulders, and the elbows/hands, based on group data. In the present study the number of workers was doubled, and information on individual factors, and psychosocial working conditions was used. Relationships between various kinds of exposure and response have been analysed in this larger and more detailed sample.
Published on Oct 15, 2018
Tamarinde L. Haven1
Estimated H-index: 1
(VU: VU University Amsterdam),
Marije Esther Evalien de Goede + 1 AuthorsFrans J. Oort47
Estimated H-index: 47
(UvA: University of Amsterdam)
The emphasis on impact factors and the quantity of publications intensifies competition between researchers. This competition was traditionally considered an incentive to produce high-quality work, but there are unwanted side-effects of this competition like publication pressure. To measure the effect of publication pressure on researchers, the Publication Pressure Questionnaire (PPQ) was developed. Upon using the PPQ, some issues came to light that motivated a revision. We constructed two new s...
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